Signing Day Central: Live Recruiting Updates As Ohio State Starts Early Period, Secures 2019 Class

By December 19, 2018 (6:22 am)Football, Garrett Stepien
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The second installment of college football’s early signing period is officially underway. Starting on Wednesday and running through Friday, Ohio State and others nationwide will fill out majority of their 2019 recruiting classes as they secure long-standing commitments and late-arriving targets.

As the letters of intent are faxed to Columbus from Ohio and beyond, Buckeye Sports Bulletin is the one-stop shop for fans to keep track of all things Buckeyes recruiting. Stay in the loop and be sure to check out the live thread linked here, which will monitor the expected signees and potential surprises.

In the afternoon, offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Ryan Day, who officially succeeds Urban Meyer on Jan. 2 as OSU’s head coach, meets the media at 2 p.m. ET inside the Woody Hayes Athletic Center team room to discuss the next wave of Scarlet and Gray. BSB will provide video, transcript and more from the press conference.

Ohio State enters the early signing day with 16 commitments, slotted 10th nationally in the 247Sports composite team rankings. The Buckeyes — two five-stars, 10 four-stars and four three-stars — sit behind Michigan (No. 9 overall, 25 commitments) for second in the Big Ten as the Wolverines possess 14 four-stars and 11 three-stars.

Majority of OSU’s 2019 class is solid. In the wake of Day’s coach-in-waiting elevation, he worked around the clock from Ohio to across the map to keep all of Meyer’s group together — for now.

Ohio State possesses pledges from Huntington (W.Va.) Spring Valley four-star offensive guard Doug Nester; Mentor, Ohio, four-star offensive tackle Ryan Jacoby; Wayne (N.J.) DePaul Catholic four-star safety Ronnie “Rocket” Hickman; Mentor, Ohio, four-star defensive end Noah Potter; Roswell (Ga.) Blessed Trinity Catholic four-star athlete Steele Chambers; Potomac (Md.) Bullis School three-star safety Bryson Shaw; Lexington, Ohio, four-star outside linebacker Cade Stover; Austin (Texas) Lake Travis five-star wide receiver Garrett Wilson; Buford, Ga., five-star center Harry Miller; Fort Wayne (Ind.) Wayne three-star athlete Craig Young; Oak Park, Mich., four-star quarterback Dwan Mathis; Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas four-star safety Jordan Battle; Memphis (Tenn.) Whitehaven three-star tight end Cormontae Hamilton; St. Louis Cardinal Ritter College Prep four-star wide receiver Jameson Williams; Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian Academy three-star running back Marcus Crowley; and Cleveland St. Ignatius four-star linebacker Tommy Eichenberg.

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